NASA Astronaut Chat: Dr. Tom Jones

Thu Jan 16 2020 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Student Center Theatre
He flew on STS-59 and STS-68 in 1994, STS-80 in 1996 and STS-98 in 2001.

Georgia Tech staff, faculty, and students are invited to attend a talk by

Dr. Tom Jones
NASA Astronaut

Thursday, January 16
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Student Center Theatre

hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Education

Dr. Tom Jones will discuss his experiences as an astronaut scientist. He will also recognize this year's Georgia Tech recipients of the Astronaut Scholarship. 

After graduating from the USAF Academy,  Thomas David Jones served on active duty as an Air Force officer for 6 years. After pilot training in Oklahoma, he flew strategic bombers at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas. As pilot and aircraft commander of a B-52 D Stratofortress, he led a combat crew of six, accumulating over 2,000 hours of jet experience before resigning as a captain in 1983. After becoming a NASA astronaut in 1991, he flew as a mission specialist on successive flights of space shuttle Endeavour. First, in April 1994, he ran science operations on the "night shift" during STS-59, the first flight of the Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-1). Then, in October 1994, he was the payload commander on the SRL-2 mission, STS-68. Jones next flew in late 1996 on Columbia. Mission STS-80 successfully deployed and retrieved 2 science satellites.


Student Center Theatre